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1 The Martin Drive Neighborhood Milwaukee’s best kept secret! The Martin Drive Neighborhood is a small, ​ safe and affordable neighborhood on the west side of Milwaukee, fortuitously ​ located between beautiful Washington Park to the north and historic Miller ​ Valley to the south.

2  Very accessible and centrally located  Minutes from downtown and Miller Park  Easy access to Hwy 41 and public transportation  Walk to Washington Park – beautiful Ohlmsted Park with a playground, walking trails, a pool, library, senior center and the Urban Ecology Center  Walk / bike to Wick Field, Oak Leaf Trail / Hank Aaron Trail  Near many cafes, restaurants and a number of unique shops  Great corporate neighbors – Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Company

3  Quality housing & neighborhood - beautiful and stylish!  Exceptional value  Active and caring Neighborhood Association  Extremely safe neighborhood with low crime cate  Accepting and Diverse residents  Neighbors know and watch out for each other  Great sense of pride in our neighborhood

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5 Mission: Martin Drive Neighborhood Association, through programs and projects, will embrace and foster a sense of belonging and common purpose, resulting in a neighborhood that is beautiful, diverse, secure, and fun for everyone!  Neighbors coming together to support the future of the neighborhood and our neighbors.  Active, meeting monthly for 20+ years  Experience working with our community partners to keep the neighborhood thriving and vibrant

6  Monthly meetings -- everyone is welcome  Website, Facebook and newsletters to keep in touch with current happenings  Responsive Alderman and other elected officials  Organized and safe activities for kids and adults – i.e. Halloween Night Time Trick and Treating  Proactively address neighborhood problems and celebrate accomplishments

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8  Neighbors are serious about safety  Active in blockwatch and MPD District Block Watch  Residents enjoy a very low crime rate  No alleys in the neighborhood make it safer  The Martin Drive Neighborhood has experience in partnering with the Police Department, Alderman Murphy, Harley Davidson and other community partners to ensure a voice and solve our issues “I am happy you have been so successful in your efforts at turning the block around. It has become a near showcase (perhaps case study) of an example of what can be done with the power of residents.” James C. Harpole, Assistant Chief of Police

9  Beautiful Olmsted Park with a playground, walking trails, a pool, basketball courts, paddle boat rides & beautiful lagoons  New home of the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park  Band Shell features free outdoor summer concerts including blues, jazz and the Symphony

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11  Wick Field Home of softball, baseball and football fields Tennis  Oak Leaf / Hank Aaron Bike Trail

12  Large variety of places to relax and eat  Great diversity of shopping on Vliet St  Very close to essentials; groceries, dry cleaning, pharmacies

13  O'Brien's Irish Pub – 50 th & Vliet  Fred’s Drive-In – 49 th & Vliet Street  Caradaro Club– 50 th & Vliet  The Soup Market – 53 rd & Vliet  Cold Spoons Gelato – 59 th & Vliet  Meritage – 59 th & Vliet  Highlands Café, 60 th & Vliet  Amaranth Café – 32 nd & Lisbon  Spitfire State Street O’Brien’s Pub Amaranth Bakery Caradaro Club

14  Neighbors shared these quotes: “Great central location – easy to get anywhere.” “Nice neighborhood at an affordable price.” “I like that there is a neighborhood organization.” “Low crime rate.” “We wanted to live in a neighborhood that had solid, established families and was near schools and a park.” “I like the diversity in the neighborhood.” “A community garden and the neighbors take price in the neighborhood.”


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